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No one to accept JIT, PTI-led accountability, “this is ‘Istihsal’ in the name of Ehtisab”: PM Nawaz

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2017

CHITRAL (INP): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hit out at his opponents on Thursday, saying no one will accept JIT and PTI-led accountability. “This is not Ehtisab (Accountability) rather Istihsal (Exploitation). “No one will accept this Istihsal in Pakistan, I want to tell the JIT, PTI and politicians that no one will accept accountability from you” […]

SC judges question Sharif children’s lawyer on Qatari letters, deed of London flats

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2017

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): As Salman Akram Raja, the lawyer representing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s children in the Panamagate case, began his arguments before the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday, the judges expressed their displeasure over the “media trial” being conducted outside the court. A three-member bench of the SC, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal and […]

India diverting attention from IOK atrocities: FO

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2017

ISLAMABAD (APP): Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said on Thursday that Pakistan strongly condemns Indian troops’ continuous violations along Line of Control (LoC). Nafees Zakaria was speaking during the weekly media briefing at foreign office. He also remarked that India has violated ceasefire agreement about 58 times this year, adding that dozens of […]

Global

Modi govt’s Hindu policy behind present situation in Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2017

NEW DELHI (AFP): The Socialist Party of India has said that Modi Government’s Hindu aggressive policy on Kashmir is the main reason for the present volatile situation in occupied Kashmir. Socialist Party President, Dr Prem Singh, in an interview in New Delhi also blamed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and pro- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) media […]

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Bus crash kills 28 in northern India: police

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2017

SHIMLA (AFP): At least 28 people were killed Thursday after a bus plunged into a deep gorge in a Himalayan region of northern India popular with tourists, police said. The accident occurred around 100 kilometres [62 miles] from the hill resort of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh state, said police superintendent Soumiya Sambasivan. “28 people have […]

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US Senate icon John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2017

WASHINGTON (AFP): US Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war and the maverick 2008 Republican presidential nominee, has been diagnosed with brain cancer, his office announced Wednesday. The 80-year-old lawmaker from Arizona underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye last week and tests “revealed that a primary brain tumour […]

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Pakistan

13 terrorists killed, 6 injured as Operation Khyber-4 gains momentum

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2017

RAWALPINDI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan Army’s Operation Khyber-4, launched under Operaion Raddul Fasaad (RuF) in the Rajgal Valley area of Khyber Agency, is progressing as planned, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced on Thursday. According to the ISPR, the operation has been yielding steady results: 13 terrorists have been eliminated so far while six others have been debilitated. Army troops, […]

Taking someone’s life in name of honour not permitted in Islam: Mufti Qavi

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2017

MULTAN (NNI): A year after social media sensation Qandeel Baloch’s murder, Mufti Abdul Qavi, who got embroiled in a controversy after he appeared in selfie pictures and videos with the murdered social media starlet, said that taking someone’s life in the name of honour was illegal and not permitted in Islam. Addressing journalists in Multan, […]

I doubt mental condition of Bani Gala resident: Marriyum

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2017

ISLAMABAD (NNI): Referring to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Thursday said that I have doubt on the mental state of one person residing in Bani Gala. Talking to media outside Supreme Court, she said, “Imran Khan is a fugitive from three courts” and questioned […]

Pakistan offers favorable investment environment for US businessmen: Aizaz

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2017

WASHINGTON DC (NNI): Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry has said that Pakistan offers a favorable investment environment for US businessmen due to advanced banking system and improved means of communication. He expressed these views during a meeting with a delegation led by Pakistan America Business Association (PABA) in Washington DC, said a […]

Daniyal urges SC to take suo motu notice of SSP attack case against Imran Khan

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2017

ISLAMABAD (INP): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Daniyal Aziz has urged the Supreme Court to take suo motu notice of SSP Asmatullah Junejo attack case, in which Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan, along with Pakistan Awami Tehreek chairman Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri stands accused. Speaking to media outside an anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Thursday, Aziz lamented that […]

PML-N brings new documents whenever case nears conclusion: Sh Rasheed

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2017

ISLAMABAD (INP): Awami Muslim League (AML) President Sheikh Rasheed has on Thursday said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) brings new documents whenever the Panama case nears its conclusion. Talking to the media outside the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan, AML chief said the judge had remarked that a document like Qatari letter comes each time […]

SC says no document available to prove ownership of Sharifs’ London flats

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

ISLAMABAD (NNI): The Supeme Court of Pakistan Bench comprised of three judges seized with the findings of the Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) took great exception to the fact that there was no document on record to prove the ownership of London flats. “We have been tired of asking about the money trail of the […]

Nawaz only did corruption in name of business, says Imran

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

ISLAMABAD (INP): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan on Wednesday claimed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has indulged in corruption in the name of business. He added the premier was given five chances to tell the truth and come clean in front of the people of the country. “He was given five chances to tell the […]

Soldier, two civilians martyred in Indian firing along LoC, says ISPR

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

RAWALPINDI (Monitoring Desk): A Pakistan Army soldier and two civilians were martyred on Wednesday after Indian troops opened unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC), said a press release by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The incident also critically injured two soldiers and five civilians. Indian troops targetted Army outposts and the civilian population […]

Electoral Reforms Act 2017 approved amid PTI walk out

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

ISLAMABAD (INP): The Parliamentary committee on electoral reform has given green signal of election act 2017 amid Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) walk out from the meeting for not considering its proposals. The meeting of parliamentary committee for electoral reforms held Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the chair and approved the election act 2017. Talking to media, […]

Afghanistan

Afghan forces seize 1,400 kgs of Ammonium Nitrate from Torkham-Jalalabad highway

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

JALALABAD (NNI): The Afghan national defense and security forces have seized around one thousand and four hundred kilograms of Ammonium Nitrate from the main highway between Torkham and Jalalabad city. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the chemicals were placed inside a lorry and the militants were looking to transport it to an unknown location […]

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Ghani orders sweeping changes to Kabul Police

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

KABUL (TOLONews): Afghan Ministry of Interior Spokesman Najib Danish on Tuesday said that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has called for broad changes to be brought to the Kabul police structures. In a statement, Danish said, “Based on the President’s orders, all officers at Police District level, in the capital, will be rotated out to provinces.” […]

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Afghan, Indian FMs call for effective anti-terror cooperation

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

KABUL (AFP): Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani on Tuesday spoke to his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj discussed bilateral issues, including holding the meeting of Afghanistan-India Strategic Partnership Council and Afghanistan-India Air Corridor. The Afghan Foreign Ministry said the two sides also spoke extensively about trilateral meetings of Afghanistan, India and the U.S., as well as […]

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Business

PSX closes on bearish note following Panama case hearing

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

KARACHI (PPI): The KSE-100 index decreased by 217 to reach the 45,418-points level at close of trade on Wednesday. During the first half of trading, the US Dollar’s value fell by 9 paisas in the interbank market. The unexpected decline in the USD’s value from Rs105.39 to Rs105.30 during early trading hours was followed by […]

Dollar remains hobbled by Trump

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

LONDON (AFP): The dollar s travails extended into Wednesday as Donald Trump faces a battle to push through his much-vaunted economic agenda, but equity traders took the news in their stride. The euro eased slightly on Wednesday against the dollar, having surged the previous day to a near 15-month pinnacle at $1.1583 — last seen […]

FBR alerts taxpayers to fake, harmful emails

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

ISLAMABAD (NNI): Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Wednesday alerted the taxpayers to fake, harmful emails-cum-notices being sent to them regarding anomalies in their tax returns. A statement by FBR has denied any association with these emails being sent from a fake email address do-not-reply@fbrgovpk.com which has no connection with FBR’s email domain. These fake […]

PSX gains 1,113 points after Panama case hearing, Qatari minister visit

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

KARACHI (NNI): Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) 100-index has gained 1,113 points on Tuesday as the market closed on a 35,636 figure. Experts believe that today’s Panama case hearing followed by the Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani ?Pakistan visit has positively motivated the investors. The value of stocks has piled up to Rs. […]

Govt taking measures to improve customs procedures: Dar

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said Tuesday that comprehensive measures were being taken to improve and upgrade customs procedures in Pakistan in line with international standards. The Minister was talking to Visiting Secretary General, World Customs Organization (WCO), Kunio Mikuriya who called on him here Tuesday. Dar said that the government […]

Foreign investment in Pakistan slightly rises

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

KARACHI (PPI): Foreign investment in the country recorded a small rise of 9 percent during financial year ended June 30, 2017 after security situation improved and fresh inflows from China crossing one billion dollars level. Foreign investment in Pakistan during July 2016-June 2017 amounted to 2.157 billion dollars as against 1.976 billion dollars of the […]

CPEC to weigh on foreign currency reserves situation: Moody’s

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

NEW YORK (AFP): Moody’s Investors Service has raised several questions pertaining to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and said the mega project would widen the current account and could weigh on the foreign currency reserves situation. In a report, Moody’s raised four questions related to CPEC and also gave replies or analysis pertaining to these questions. […]

KSE 100-index bounces back after morning’s 1,000-point fall

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2017

KARACHI: After falling over 1,000 points early Wednesday, the Pakistan Stock Exchange bounced back later in the day, with the KSE 100-index settling at 43,980 points around 2pm. When the index dropped by over 1,000 points in the morning, it was feared that Wednesday’s performance would mirror the day before’s, when the index plunged over […]

Moody’s affirms Pakistan’s B3 rating, maintains stable outlook

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2017

NEW YORK (NNI): Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed the Government of Pakistan’s B3 issuer and senior unsecured ratings, and maintained a stable outlook. Pakistan’s medium-term growth outlook is strong, supported by the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project to address critical infrastructure constraints, and the continuing effects of macrostability-enhancing reforms started under the International Monetary Fund […]

Gold price goes up by $2 in international market

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2017

KARACHI (PPI): Price of gold settled at $1210 per ounce in international market following a sharp surge of $2. However, there was no increase in gold price in domestic market. All Pakistan Supreme Council Jewelers Association’s report stated that price of gold remained stable at Rs50200 per tola and 10 gram remained stable at Rs43028. […]

Sports

Pietersen eyes South Africa international return

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2017

LONDON (AFP): Kevin Pietersen said Wednesday he has not ruled out resurrecting his international career with his native South Africa even though he’ll be pushing 40 when he requalifies. The 37-year-old batsman will become eligible to play for the Proteas in 2019 having not been selected for England after being sacked in the aftermath of […]

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Zahir stuns top seed to enter squash tourney quarters

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

KARACHI (PPI): Qualifier Zahir Shah pulled a sensational upset in the first round of 7th PARCO Roshan Khan Open Squash Tournament 2017 beating top seeded player Tayyab Aslam in straight sets here Wednesday at RKJK Squash Complex, Fleet Club. The seedings seemed to have worked the other way round, qualifier Zahir Shah played as if […]

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US Open to break $50 million prize barrier

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

NEW YORK (AFP): Prize money at this year s US Open will top $50 million (43.3 million euros), organisers confirmed Tuesday, once again making the tournament the richest event in tennis. The United States Tennis Association said in a statement that the tournament purse had been increased by $4 million, taking it up to $50.4 […]

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Fashion

Tunisia bans Wonder Woman film over Israeli star

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2017

TUNIS (AFP): A Tunisian court has banned the US film “Wonder Woman” which stars an Israeli actress, more than a month after it had been scheduled to open at cinemas in the Arab state, a legal source said Wednesday. Lebanon has also banned Wonder Woman, on the grounds of a long-standing boycott of Israel. The […]

‘Baaghi’ trailer is out and it’s not short of promising

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

KARACHI (Web Desk): Trailer for Saba Qamar starrer television series based on slain Qandeel Baloch is out on Wednesday and it looks not less than promising. The series that is to go on air on July 27 has a reputable cast to boast. In addition to ‘Hindi Medium’ actress Qamar, the cast has Sarmad Khoosat […]

Jagga Jasoos actress found dead at home

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

GURGAON (AFP): Bidisha Bezbaruah who acted in Jagga Jasoos was found dead at her residence here on Monday evening. Police had been informed by the father of the actress that she had not been receiving his calls. Police investigated the matter and found Bidisha hanging from a ceiling fan in her apartment. No suicide note […]

Karan Johar admits he was ungraceful and that Kangana is self-made

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

New York (AFP): Sense finally prevails as filmmaker Karan Johar decided to acknowledge that his ‘joke’ aimed at Kangana Ranaut was not graceful and that the young actor is self-made and talented. Speaking to media in New York about his comments on nepotism made at the IIFA Awards, Karan expressed regret over the ‘joke’ he […]

‘Despacito’ declared most streamed song ever

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

NEW YORK (AFP): Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito,” whose reggaeton beat has swept the globe, on Wednesday was named the most streamed song of all time. The song’s label, Universal Music Latin Entertainment, said “Despacito” in its original and remixed versions had reached 4.6 billion streams across platforms including YouTube and Spotify. “Despacito” — […]

Shah Rukh is ‘shy, introverted and pathetic at relationships’

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

NEW DELHI (Web Desk): Shah Rukh Khan is known as the chocolate hero of Bollywood, with a huge fan following who has been enjoying his romantic flicks since more than two decades. In a recent interview, however, King Khan has said that he is “pathetic with relationships” and “extremely closeted, introverted, shy, reclusive and completely […]

Ali Zafar’s brother to debut with Momina Mustehsan in Coke Studio

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

KARACHI (Web Desk): Ali zafar’s lil gem Danyal Zafar is set to perform his two debut songs in coke studio – Pakistan musical series that will be on soft/pop rock and blues genre. He will be seen with Momina Mustehan and will feature as instrument artist for his second performance. In a press release it […]

Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil’s to be remade by Hollywood

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

NEW DELHI (Web Desk): The creators of Kaabil are in talks for the obtainment of the change rights. The film was created by Hrithik s dad Rakesh Roshan and featured Yami Gautam as heroin. We have been hearing for decades that Bollywood has always been under the ‘influence’ of Hollywood and has followed their footsteps […]

Meera takes poetry book as ‘English Grammar’

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

LAHORE (NNI): Pakistani film actress Meera took poetry book ‘Democracy is the Best Revenge’ as English Grammar. A picture of Meera, holding the book along with the caption that her fans can improve their English by reading this book of a friend, took the social media by storm. Talking to media, book’s author A. K. […]

Pakistan movie Sawaan touches hearts in Madrid

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

Pakistani movie, Saawan, received the Best Foreign Language Feature Film during the award ceremony of Madrid International Film Festival, which was held from July 8 to July 15. Directed by Farhan Alam, Saawan touches upon the true story of a child with physical disabilities. The film is a “quest for survival” and a tale of […]